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Winter – with Chris Cartner
Thursday 20 July @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm$18 - $25
The season of winter has inspired the greatest of composers. It is, for many people, a time of hardship and soul-searching. For others it is magical and beautifully personal.
This one-hour journey through the pictures and emotions of winter is a musical representation of everything which this special season represents. As always, our concerts are designed to be friendly and informal, and are followed by complimentary drinks.
Thursday 20th July 2017 from 7pm – 8pm
Purchase tickets online. Tickets: $25 / Concession: $20 / Students: $18
Chris Cartner was still a teenager when he was appointed Organ Scholar at Rochester Cathedral in the UK. He went on to graduate in classical piano performance at Trinity College of Music in London, before training under the expert guidance of concert pianist Professor Matthijs Verschoor at the Amsterdam Conservatoire.
After a period as repetiteur with British Youth Opera, Chris became a much sought after musician on the London circuit, embarking on a huge array of different musical projects. Since then he has worked as a solo pianist, accompanist, chamber musician and musical director in various parts of the world, and completed several hundred recital programmes in London and Amsterdam.
Since coming to Australia early in 2008, Chris has been increasingly involved in the arts industry in Sydney, working with most of the nation’s major arts organisations, including Opera Australia, Sydney Philharmonia and Sydney Chamber Choir amongst others, and has a busy diary of concert engagements. He recently completed a two-year tenure as Assistant Chorus Master and Principal Pianist at Sydney Philharmonia.
F. Mendelssohn: Fantasia on “The Last Rose of Summer”
P. I. Tchaikovsky: “Autumn” (from “Seasons”)
S. Rachmaninoff: Étude-tableaux in G minor, op.33 no.8
A. Vivaldi: Largo “Winter” (from “Four Seasons”)
C. Debussy: Des pas sur la neige (“Footprints in the snow”)
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Overture (from “Nutcracker” Suite)
F. Chopin: Prelude in D-flat ‘Raindrop’
C. Debussy: ‘The snow is dancing’ (from “Children’s Corner”)
F. Chopin: Étude in A minor, op.25 no.11 – “Winter Wind”
S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G# minor, op. 32 no.12
F. Poulenc: Melancolie
C. Sinding: “Frühlingsrauschen”